“Just... isn't giving up allowed sometimes? Isn't it okay to say, ‘This really hurts, so I’m going to stop trying’?” “It sets a...

Book Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

12:50 AM Feyza Doksanbir 2 Comments


“Just... isn't giving up allowed sometimes? Isn't it okay to say, ‘This really hurts, so I’m going to stop trying’?”
“It sets a dangerous precedent.”
“For avoiding pain?”
“For avoiding life.”
― Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl
Title: Fangirl
Author: Rainbow Rowell
First Published: 2013
Language: English
Pages: 225

Goodreads Summary:
A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love.
Cath is a Simon Snow fan.Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan...But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.
Review:
"This book is about me! Why didn't you tell me earlier?!" Was the text message I sent my friend after reading a couple of chapters. She’s also the one who forced me to read Fangirl and I am so grateful that she did! This book has been sitting on my shelf for more than a year and there was always that one book that I wanted to read more than Fangirl and shame on me. This book has been such a fantastic ride. The main character, Cath, was me, they just misspelled my name. (insert laughing noise here.) I couldn't stop reading it, one night I discovered it was already 2 AM and I had to get up at 7 AM. No regrets at all.

When I was a teenager I used to write fanfiction as well. It was actually a pretty big part of my life. Reading about a teen doing the exact same thing felt nostalgic to be honest. We saw the main character grow while still keeping her personality, which was a new way for me to experience character development.

One issue I’d like to address though is the actual fanfiction parts. At first, I read through them. Then I started skimming through them. In the end I decided I just wasn’t interested in those parts at all, so I skipped them. That’s the reason I’ll probably never read Rainbow Rowell’s Carry On. (As it’s a book about the whole fanfiction thing.)  

I would recommend this book to anyone.

Rating: ★★★★



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2 comments:

  1. Wow for a new blog. This is so nice and neat! I feel related to Cath, too and did not understand the fanfiction. I probably will not read the Carry on as well. Btw, congrats for being book blogger! Welcome to the club :D

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    1. Thank you Hana! That means a great deal to me! No, I suppose the fanfiction parts aren't for everyone. Thank you again! I love being a blogger even though there is a lot I still have to learn. :)

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